Summer Music Series
Lakeside in Lake George
In 2010, the Village of Lake George’s Shepard Park — located in the heart of that famed tourist destination’s busy Canada Street downtown area — was in need of entertainment programming for Friday summer nights. Into that void stepped local businessman and music lover Dave Ehmann.
After investing in a high quality public address system and establishing a business entity called Improv Records for this and other music-related purposes, Mr Ehmann went about rounding up the production crew to stage a summer-long lineup of local musical acts. The fun began in May. With an amphitheater setting, the lake as a backdrop and a mix of out-of-town visitors and locals in attendance, a fine time was had by all.
2011 was a repeat performance, with the added excitement of a few regional “original touring” acts sprinkled into the mix. One such performance, by the eastern Massachusetts-based Jamie Kent and the Options, was ranked as the Concert of the Year by the popular Capital Region blog Nanoburgh.
2012 and 2013 were even bigger! With a ten-show series set in the middle of the high-season months of June, July and August, the programming lineup was again upgraded to add more rising star types of touring artists to the schedule.
Production support provided by Live Sound, Inc.
Special Thanks to the Village of Lake George and Mayor Blais’ office.